Welcome to London Woolwich

Dancehall & Afrobeats Teacher

Hi,

I am looking for a dancehall teacher & an afrobeats teacher in South East London to provide me with private lessons.

Email me:

Thu Oct 27

Hey

Still looking ?

Sat Apr 02

~ Gym Buddy for Fit Space, Woolwich ~

Hi all,

I'm a 31 yr old overweight woman, lost 3 stone since April last year but my motivation is lacking and I really need to get in the gym and shed the last 5 stone I need to get to my goal weight.

I've successfully lost weight at the gym before when going with a mate, as I know I've got someone I can't let down and that helps me get moving and get my butt down there! When I go on my own sadly though all the excuses in the world come out.

If you're local to Woolwich and desperate to get fit, send me an Email and let's get this thing started! :)

Thu Feb 19

Female looking for gym buddy

Hi,

I'm a 22 year old female looking for a gym buddy (fit space woolwich). PLEASE I need to get in shape and need motivation!!!

Email:

Tue Oct 21

Sun Oct 05

WAYLING/SWEENEY FAMILY

I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY KNOWN THE ABOVE FAMILY MAY HAVE LIVED AROUND THE BURRAGE ROAD AREA ETHEL SWEENEY NEE WAYLING I THINK MAY BE RELATED TO ME ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR IF SHE HAD ANY SONS OR DAUGHTERS THAT I COULD BE IN CONTACT WITH. I CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL ON amelia

Tue Jan 21

need female friends in woolwich

I am in my early 20s, would love to meet/make new female friends to hang out with..

So if U interested mail me....

Thu Jul 25

Hi,

I live in streatham (Telford Avenue) and i am looking for a running partner. I am desperate to get back in shape but would love to do so with a partner.my name is afolabi you can contact me on ********5

Tue Jul 02

I was a child of Woolwich in the 60's there was no fire n woolworths, but there was a fire which killed a family of five in Plumstead. It was on November 6th 1963, theday after bonfire night

Mon Apr 08

related to james smyth ermenstine smyth and william marsh!! woolwich contact me

Sat Apr 06

ITS A WONDERFUL PLACE ......

Hi Josie

The best place to be safe is in Woodside Park (not the North Finchley side but nr. Lullington Garth). Once you move there that is it, no one ever moves away. Countryside all around you, Old fashioned club house, 2 parks, lovely St. Barnabas Church, underground on your doorstep and buses. Go visit there and you will see what I mean by never wanting to move again.

Fri Dec 14

I moved to the area 6 years ago from Canterbury and was advised from a number of sources to stick to the upper part of Plumstead, around the common or Welling borders. We're just off Winns Common and so far, so good. Its a respectable enough area and the neighbours are lovely. Also a neighbourhood watch area so you can't go wrong really. Also nice to have all the open space close by.

Thu Dec 13

cat sitter

Hi,

My name is Ramona, I am 31 and I moved in Woolwich with my partner 1 month ago. I am a recovery teacher and I'm currently looking for work in this field, so I have a lot of free time which I would happily spend in the company of your cats.

I am a responsible and playful person and I love animals, so if you'll like to meet me or to know more about me don't hesitate to contact me at

Thu Oct 18

cat sitter

Hi,

My name is Ramona, I am 31 and I moved in Woolwich with my partner 1 month ago. I am a recovery teacher and I'm currently looking for work in this field, so I have a lot of free time which I would happily spend in the company of your cats.

I am a responsible and playful person and I love animals, so if you'll like to meet me or to know more about me don't hesitate to contact me

Thu Oct 18

Hi,

I have been around Woolwich for a long time and Woolworths was in Hare st, not Powis street.

I dont recall any fires in Woolworth .

Tue Oct 09

Gym Buddy Needed!

This is a great offer because the gym will be FREE for you! I live in the OneSE8 building in Deptford Bridge and am in desperate need of a gym buddy. Happy to do after work or day times, whatever suits you better, or even mix it up.

Prefer someone female, as I'm female (aged 29) but guys are welcome, as long as you understand this is strictly platonic.

I'm desperate to get fit, so if you are, please email me and we can get started asap!

Thu Sep 13

Gym buddy.

Hi. I'm just about to move to the area and am looking for a female gym buddy. I also would appreciate some ideas on good gyms. I'm 28 moving next month. Love exercising but don't really know the area so need a confidence .

Mon Aug 27

Was there a bad fire at Powis Street Woolworth 1960

As a child in the 1960's I remember a severe fire at the Powis Street, Woolworth store and a fire that killed a family in a wool shop close to the bottom of Waverley Road, Plumstead. I was very young and wonder if the Woolworth fire was a dream?

Sat Aug 18

Gym buddy at Waterfront

Hi,

Just read your post.

I living in Woolwich too and would to have company to go the gym/ exercise classes. I am a member at the Waterfront. Are you interested in that at all? I'm black, 41, size 16-18, on holiday at the moment with loads of time on my hands. It makes the world of difference if there is someone else to go with. I can't say how many times I have planned to go to a class but ended up staying in - the easy option.

Get in touch if you're still interested,

S.

Thu Aug 02

Great idea!

Hi Linds,

I sent you an email. I'm definitely in if you are still looking.

Sat May 19

- Would Anybody Like To Join Me 3 times a Week at Fit Space in Woolwich?

Looking for a work out buddy. I'm 28, and about 6 stone overweight, I'd really like someone to go to the gym with for motivation! If anybody fancies joining me (fit space membership is just £12 a month!) then please get in touch!

Wed May 16

hello,

I'm loking for a job , any type of job any hours. E-mail:

Sat May 05

Looking for female friends in Woolwich

I am a female solicitor in my late 20s living in Woolwich. I am not originally from Woolwich but have been in the area for the past 5 years or so. My background is Afro-Caribbean. I would really like to make some girlfriends (although would also be happy to hear from guys) in the area to hang out with in the evenings and weekends. I enjoy going to the cinema or theatre, cooking, going for walks and shopping.

If you would like to be friends email:

Sun Apr 22

Please help

What is Willenhall Road like as an area? My email is

Mon Feb 13

facebook(ify nsofor)

hello mr lonely i live in abbeywood if u feel like chatting..

Tue Feb 07

African or Asian Models wanted

Photographer is seeking FEMALE African or Asian Models.

Aged 19-35

I'm London based.

Reply to:

Mon Feb 06

Hi, I would like to buy a property and it seem that some of the cheapest places are around the woolwich and plumstead area. i heard that these are not nice areas but understand that peoples' opinions differs. It would be nice to hear the opinions of those who actually live in these areas. I would also like to know what are some of the best parts to live. I like open space, greenery, parks and water.

Thanks.

Wed Dec 07

Not unsafe but you do need street cred

I wanted to add to an earlier post.

Woolwich isn't unsafe but it can be rough around the edges.

Although it has started to improve depends where you are coming from retail wise it's pretty rank. Costa Coffee had two shops in woolwich one closed to become a pawn shop, Top Shop had a store that went, Body Shop, Game and Nationwide and Pizza Hut have gone.

Shopping is poor here. It is OK to live, it's green and friendlish but personally if you want character and value for money live here otherwise head to Eltham which has a Next and much better Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury's for starters

Thu Dec 01

hazel.acton@hotmail.co.uk

The short answer is yes

Sat Nov 19

Two things

First, Woolwich may be dreary but it is definitely not unsafe! I am a female living here for 4 years now; I've been out on my own at all hours. It's odd but I sometimes feel that if something were to happen to me in Woolwich, people would help

I am looking for a gym buddy to go to Fitspace on weekends! I am overweight and don't like gyms so would really be grateful for the company

Wed Nov 16

Woolwich

Whoever said it's unsafe lies

I live in a gated development but have walked around woolwich in the dark without ever having any problems except being pestered or chatted up by men that I didn't know. My reply was to say I was meeting my husband it always worked

Tue Sep 27

Netball team

I'm in the area and would love to join a netball team. Is this still going and is there room? My email is

Mon Sep 26

Hi,

I lived in Royal Arsenal from Apr until Dec 2008 (they were still renovating it). The area outside the Royal Arsenal was a bit dodgy but I never experienced or witnessed anything awful. Although the Royal Arsenal itself is wonderful, if you wanted to go out you would have to go to London (or Greenwich, the closest best place to go out).

I don't know how it panned out after the DLR station was built, I left a little before that. The only thing I can tell is that you couldn't find a decent pub anywhere in the vicinity. And the one in the Royal Arsenal was not completely open and didn't have enough buzz to draw us to it.

Hope it helps.

Cheers,

Henrique

Mon Sep 26

What is it like living in Woolwich in 2011? More specifically, in the Royal Arsenal development?

I am about to move to Woolwich, near the Royal Arsenal development by the river front. I have heard Woolwich suffers from crime - what is it actually like living there?

I would really appreciate comments from locals, and more specifically, people living in the Royal Arsenal development?

Thanks you!!

Sat Sep 24

SEEKING FEMALE FRIENDS IN WOOLWICH

Hi i am a lonely white guy age 60 seeking a female to meet up with on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening in Woolwich or somewhere close to here. Please feel free to contact me. Mr lonely

Sat Aug 27

If you think Woolwich is bad try going through Plumstead,I had not been to Plumstead for 25years , I was totally shocked,I will avoid it in future,I saw a man spit in another mans face ,another sat in a shop doorway picking his nose, it was purely disgusting , nothing like the Plumstead I remember....what the hell,s going wrong with these town,s? They used to be friendly places.???

Wed Aug 03

tesco openning in woolwich

Hello,

As Tesco is openning soon in woolwich arsenal area, is there anyone who knows how the recrutment process will be run. please can you kindly advise me how to apply for a position there? my email is

Tue Jun 14

Hi there -

I have been living in Royal Arsenal with my partner for 6 years now and I/we thanks fully have never had a problem.

On occassion I somtimes get home late and there are always loads of people on the DLR or southeastern line walking the same direction toward Royal Arsenal. You can also take the Thame clipper home until about 9pm.

At the end of the day it doesn't matter were you live, as long as you keep safety first. :-)

Wed May 18

Hi there.

Photographer and Model seeking a room to rent for a couple of hours, this Sunday. in the Woolwich area.

Must be clean, private and have a Bed.

I will pay up to £30 pounds for about 3 hours use.

Text or call me on: ********2 as soon as posible

Or email:

Thu Mar 10

melanie.copus@googlemail.com

hi there,

i wondered if you ever found a cat sitter. i am in the same location as you and would be looking for a trusted sitter to come and play/feed/change litter of my cat. do you have any reccomendations?

melanie

Mon Feb 14

lindsmagic08888@yahoo.co.uk

Hello Chris ,I hope you dont mind me asking but you seem to have knowledge of the Woolwich area,I need to find out as much as possible about woolwich in the 1950,s 56 to be exact,thats when I was born ..I,m looking for my dad,I dont have much to go on at all , I would like to find out information about all the pubs /boxing clubs/dance halls & anything else you can think of,& please can you tell me more about john moon if you dont mind that is....Thank you ..Linda

Sun Feb 06

DOG AGILITY CLUB

I would love to find out if there is a dog agility club somewhere in Greenwich. I have been searching on google but can't find anything. Help if you can please.

And if anyone feels lonely like me I am looking to make some good friends for a cuppa and a nice chat.

My email is ;

Mon Nov 29

need a man 2 move in with

need a man 2 move in with me?

To move me in as a tenant at my mans command?

xx

Wed Nov 10

I am a male 4 a Ltr?

Lookin 4 a place 2 live and be ur woman?

Wed Nov 10

Not too bad to live here

We have been living in woolwich for over a year now and it's OK. We moved from nearer Greenwich where we had four bikes stolen and our car vandalised ( all on CCTV police would not even look at the tapes!!). We don't go out that much now -first night here at pizzahut there was a fight!but there is a new pub in front of the Arsenal which seems good and they employ security ( as does everybody here!). Woolwich is not England as an English person might know it everybody is first generation immigrants usually nigerian or the few "whites" are immigrants from easten Europe. It is however at least during the day a friendly and "happening" place . It is the worst planned town centre I have ever seen and horrible is insufficient to describe the shopping area .The charity muggers "chuggers" however destroy any chance of a pleasant shop in the really cheap shops and market .Our flat is really nice looks onto the river and we could never afford one like this nearer the centre. The transport is OK

Mon Oct 11

This will only be an approximation as it depends where in Lee he lived, and which part of 'The Arsenal' he worked, but from 'The Rose of Lee' intersection to the main gate of The Arsenal would be around 5 miles each way. Hope this helps.

Wed Jul 28

nandos and new pub have opened

nandos has now being fitted out in a really nice funky way. Also the dial arch pub on the royal arsenal has now opened which is somewhere that you can really go out to for the evening. Hurrah Hurrah. I went there last night. It had been open 2 days and many that walked in the door was saying wow at last and practically kissing the staff. The decor is fab including the loos!! But it is suitably not stuffy with it; I think it will probably be a pub where professionals feel welcome and comfortable but where anyone at all should feel welcome to go to. Seemed a real mixed bunch last night which is how woolwich should be i guess.

Thu Jul 01

just opened in woolwich - nandos and a new actually nice pub!!

nandos has now being fitted out in a really nice funky way. Also the dial arch pub on the royal arsenal has now opened which is somewhere that you can really go out to for the evening. Hurrah Hurrah. I went there last night. It had been open 2 days and many that walked in the door was saying wow at last and practically kissing the staff. The decor is fab including the loos!!

Thu Jul 01

just opened in woolwich - nandos and a new actually nice pub!!

nandos has now being fitted out in a really nice funky way. Also the dial arch pub on the royal arsenal has now opened which is somewhere that you can really go out to for the evening. Hurrah Hurrah. I went there last night. It had been open 2 days and many that walked in the door was saying wow at last and practically kissing the staff. The decor is fab including the loos!! But it is suitably not stuffy with it.

Thu Jul 01

just opened in woolwich - nandos and a new actually nice pub!!

nandos has now being fitted out in a really nice funky way. Also the dial arch pub on the royal arsenal has now opened which is somewhere that you can really go out to for the evening. Hurrah Hurrah. I went there last night. It had been open 2 days and many that walked in the door was saying wow at last and practically kissing the staff. The decor is fab including the loos!! But it is suitably not stuffy with it; I think it will probably be a pub where professionals feel welcome and comfortable but where anyone at all should feel welcome to go to. Seemed a real mixed bunch last night which is how woolwich should be i guess.

Thu Jul 01

Personally, I would not move there. There have been a lot of repossesions in the building and the conditions are not great. High repo rate will have an impact on your mortgage and insurance rates. Sadly, a lot of the new builds in Woolwich are blighted like this.

Wed May 19

You are clearly a fucking idiot

Mon Apr 26

Yeah thats right Julian- all the local businesses and the local market which have been there for years and are the hub of the community will be really helped by Tesco's arrival. Its prices will encourage true competition- other traders will be forced to compete or close. Great- can't wait

Fri Apr 02

Martial Arts Club

I don't know of anywhere that teaches Ba Gua, Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Woolwich, but I know that Shaolin Culture in Bromley do and they are having a Ba Gua workshop on Saturday, 17th April 2010. Shifu Yang is a 34th generation disciple and trained in the Shaolin Temple and Shifu Heng Yi is a 35th generation disciple, they are both excellent teachers. They teach Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu forms, weapons, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. My son has been going for 5 years and loves it. First lesson is free, you may as well give it a try.

www.shaolinculture.co.uk/

Thu Apr 01

Maritime House, Greens End

Hi everyone

I'm thinking of moving in to a flat in Maritime House, located next to Marks and Spencers in Woolwich. Can anyone tell me what is it like in Maritime House and the area around it?

Tue Mar 30

Yess

Yess there is i cant wait I love Nandos lol

Mon Mar 29

also

there is a nandos being fitted out right now next door to mcdonalds on the main woolwich high street!

Wed Mar 17

great places to eat during the day

Friends cafe - ran by an italian. I think. homemade lasagne, moussaka , jacket potatoes. for woolwich has a really nice feel to it. on the way to sainsburys (if you approach it from behind!)

Friend's cafe

2 Barnard Close

London

SE18 6JQ

Also if you are around during the week and fancy excellent very good value homemade food (like your mum used to make!) go to

CJs Cafe

147-151 Powis Street

London SE18 6JL

CJs is rather a special place and is ran by the camden society who manage cafes all over london for people with learning disabilities to work in. What the cafe lacks in the charms of its physical surroundings (the ground floor of a municipal building) it makes up with in its amazing food, and smiley very enthusiastic and talented staff. One of my clients is very local and we get regular takeaways and can not believe the standard of food for the price. A main meal costs between £3.30 and £3.85.

Wed Mar 17

It depends how you define "safe". Woolwich is probably as "safe" as other London areas like New Cross, Peckham etc which probably means you would be fairly "safe" if you concentrate on getting between the gated development and the station and do not hang around. Avoid making the same walk at quiet times and definitely not after dark alone, and definitely do not just hang around anywhere in Woolwich. Woolwich is pretty scary but I have lived there for a few years (not in gated part) and not had any problems.

Mon Jan 04

STEPZ School of Dance - Brand New Dance School - Herbert Rd

STEPZ School of Dance is providing new dance classes that are centred on the teaching of ‘Streetdance’ to children of all levels aged 4 and above. We believe that everyone should be given the chance to work together to achieve; ‘Anyone can make it if you know how to shake it!’

This is why STEPZ School of Dance is not only an opportunity to learn something new but is also a place to meet new people and make new friends.

First class begins Friday 15th January 2010 from 4.30-6.00. First lesson free!

If you are interested contact us at

Wed Dec 23

Woolwich on the up!

It's unfortunate that the "University of Greenwich" has abandoned it's original site. This town used to be full of little Cafes' and resteraunts that catered for the Students and which I liked. I'm not sure how I view the departure or the RA, they were an integral part of this town but could cause problems of a weekend.

The town is on the up. Greenwich council is spending a lot on regeneration and, with the redevelopment of the Arsenal, Professionals are moving in. This can only be good for the area.

Tue Dec 08

I too grew up in Brewer Street. I believe it was number 82. I would buy sweets at Luptons. Mrs Brennan also made peese pudding and faggots. There was a Yvonne Morgan who I played with. How well I remember bloody saturday and the smell of burnt sugar when the Tate and Lyle factory was hit.

Yes, it was a working class town but as you said there was a sense of pride and quality about it. There was a butcher on Hare Street opposite Woolworths who sold wonderful bright pink saveloy sausages. Also Burton's the tailor was on the opposite Furlongs. My father would bring me home sweets from Maynard's every saturday. I played in the Cul de Sac know as Brewer Place. Julie (nee) Wall.

Wed Nov 25

Considering a move to Royal Arsenal

Im considering a move to Royal Arsenal with my girlfriend but im concerned at the surrounding area outside of the gated complex and the station. Is the area safe during the day?

Feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks

Sun Nov 01

rifle club please??????????

hi I'm new in the area and am intrested in joining local air rifle shooting club but don't know where to start.

Guide me please...

my id is

Sat Oct 31

Greenwich Heights

I am thinking of buying a flat here can some1 tell me the maintenace fees, service charges & ground rent

Wed Oct 28

Greenwich Heights

I am thinking of buying a flat here can some1 tell me the maintenace fees, service charges & ground rent

Wed Oct 28

Greenwich Heights

I am thinking of buying a flat here can some1 tell me the maintenace fees, service charges & ground rent

Tue Oct 13

I am thinking of buying in Greenwich Heights

Can you tell me how much the maintenance fees, service charges and grount rent are?

Tue Oct 13

Please contact me re your flat storm

Sun Sep 13

its my posting please remove

Sun Sep 13

Gym Budies

I would also like to find a gym buddy as I need motivation to go to the gym too. But can only do evenings or weekends as work during the week.

Sun Sep 13

hi I am 34

michael we can go together email

Sat Sep 12

Looking for Gym Buddies

Hiya, i'm over 20 stones and am now desperate to get fit, i have joined the Waterfront gym but am looking for gym buddies as its so hard to be motivated to go gym by myself. I love aqua aerobics and am thinking of joining the belly dancing class....it doesnt matter your size, i'm just looking for people who are serious or are thinking of getting fit. Please email me on

Sat Sep 12

Regeneration and new Tesco Store

I am looking forward to the full regenration of the Woolwich area including the new Civic Buildings and the new Tesco Store. The new Tesco Store will bring much needed employment to the Woolwich area and will compliment existing businesses in the area.

Sun Sep 06

any improvemnet in thamesmead ?

hi i am looking at the property in thamesmead. any improvemnet in that area ?

Sun Aug 09

Woolwich Catholic Club

Woolwich Catholic Club

81 Beresford Street

Woolwich

London

SE18 6BG

Tel: (020) 8855 8015

New members required.

Thu Jul 02

Royal Arsenal Rifle Club

Come to think of it, I may have made a mistake. Perhaps I should have said Denny Moon instead of John Moon. Perhaps someone might like to correct me!

A few months ago I had the spoons I won for shooting, cleaned and laminated; and housed in a presentation box. I put in the rear of the box a score sheet for winning the CSRA Div 34, and a list of my awards and a photograph of me.

I doubt if the item would be any monetary value in the long term, but of sentimental worth only. However, it is a nice keepsake which will remind me of some happy memories.

Wed Jul 01

PRCRC

I suggest that the last two letters of PRCRC stands for Rifle Club whilst 'P' could mean Plumstead. A lot of the clubs that I vaguely recall have folded since I used to shoot in the late-1960s. As regards trying to trace the PRCRC and its history, I recommend you get in touch with the NSRA by searching the 'net' as they may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

Tue Jun 30

Mother and Baby

I am also 6 and a half months pregnant and will be moving to woolwich in August and I am also interested in making new friends and joining some local mother and baby groups so pleas let me know if you hear of any. Please contact me at

Sun Jun 28

im might be moving to the area and looking for friends and advice.

Fri Jun 12

Riverview flat for sale

hi, i am selling a shared ownership property down on the river. if anyone is looking for a 1 bed with riverviews then message me for more details.

Tue Jun 09

244 & 380 BUS SERVICES

Yes i agree. The 244 and 380 bus routes in the West Thamesmead area do need imrpproving. Also agree with your comments about queuing at bus stops this drives me mad too. I have been asking TFL Buses to improve the frequencies on routes 244 & 380 but had no reply yet. Also I have asked that either route B11 or 401 be extended Thamesmead Town Centre to Woolwich via West Thamesmead and Broadwaters Estate to improve the bus service to Woolwich and to provide a direct bus service to Bexleyheath Town Centre for the West Thamesmead area. Anyone who agrees with these suggestions can contact TFL via the website www.tfl.gov.uk or contact Mr John Austin MP for Thamesmad at the House Of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA. I hope more people in the West Thamesmead area will support me in this.

Sat May 02

Secure Car Park Space Available

Hi,

Are you still looking for a Secure Car Park Space ? I have a space available in secure car park. Please email me

Wed Apr 29

Secure Car Park Space for Rent in Woolwich

Hi,

I have got a car park space to rent, located at Calderwood street, just minutes away from DLR and mainline station. If you are interested, please email me

Tue Apr 28

380 and 244 in West Thamesmead

Dont forget improvements needed to the 380 and 244 services in West Thamesmead. These services are really overcrowded during peak times meaning you might have to wait for 2 or 3 buses to pass before you can get on a bus to or from Woolwich, and especially since orderly queuing for buses (1st to arrive at bus stop, 1st on bus) seems to have been completely forgotten in the area. Drives me mad. Rubbish service. Rubbish area.

Mon Apr 27

Waterfront Transit System

Now that the Greenwich Waterfront Transit System has been scrapped by TFL and the Mayor of London. Route 472 Thamesmead Town Centre to North Greenwich Station and the 02 Arena should be improved. With a new increased frequency at all times with extra buses operating on the route at all times including the night service. TFL should provide extra funding for this route in the light of the decision to scrap the Greenwich Waterfront Transit.

Sat Apr 18

Rifle Club in Plumstead

Hi, I read your post with interest and wondered if you may be able to offer me some help. I am researching my family tree and my great grandfather was from Plumstead. I have a photograph of him in a rifle club with the initials PRCRC on the board at the back of them. This photo would have been taken in the early 1900s since my great grandfather died in 1918. I just wondered if you would know what PRCRC stands for or if there is an existing club for Plumstead now? My great grandfather was definitely an employee of Woolwich Arsenal if that helps at all.

Many thanks for anything you can offer. My email address is

Thu Apr 16

Disaster for West Thamesmead

The scrapping of the Waterfront Transit scheme is a disaster for West Thamesmead. I bought a house in West Thamesmead on a new development in 2000 when they were still saying that the Greenwich Waterfront Transit scheme might be a tram. Nine years later and there will be NOTHING. Since I moved to West Thamesmead, the area started with promise, but has continually got worse with anti social behaviour, litter, no facilities, poor transport links, and the increasing noise from City Airport. I wish I could afford to move somewhere else but I cant. The Greenwich Waterfront Tranist scheme was my last hope that the price of my house might actually stop sliding.

Tue Apr 14

Local bus service improvements

I agree that local bus services in the Thamesmead, Abbey Wood, Woolwich and Greenwich areas need to be improved. I also agree with the comments and suggestions for routes 177 180 161 422 and 472. I would also like to see the 422 Bexleyheath to North Greenwich Station (02 Arena) or route 486 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to North Greenwich Station (02 Arena) be extended from North Greenwich Station to Greenwich (Cutty Sark) to provide a much needed direct bus service between Greenwich Town Centre and Charlton Village.

Fri Apr 10

Water Transit Scheme Scrapped

I agree with scrapping of the Waterfront Transit scheme and would rather see major frequency improvements to local bus services serving Thamesmead, Abbey Wood, Woolwich and Greenwich. Including improving the frequencies on routes 177 Thamesmead Town Centre to Peckham via Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Woolwich, Lower Charlton, East Greenwich, Greenwich Town Centre, Deptford, New Cross to every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Also route 180 Belvedere Industrial Estate (Thamesmead East) to Lewisham Centre via Thamesmead, Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Woolwich, Lower Charlton, East Greenwich, Greenwich Town Centre and Lewisham Station (DLR) also to every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 10 to minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Routes 161 422 and 472 which serve both North Greenwich Station, 02 Arena and the Woolwich Arsenal DLR Stations as part of there routes should all run to the same frequencies.

Fri Apr 10

Greenwich Waterfront Transit Sceme Scrapped

Great news last week when TfL announced they were scrapping the Greenwich Waterfront Transport scheme. The scheme would have seen a high frequency bus service racing through the pedestrian areas and tranquility of the Royal Arsenal. A dangerous and pointless idea which was of no use to anybody. Excellent community action by the residents of the Royal Arsenal to organize their protests and to get the scheme canned.

Roll on Crossrail!

Mon Apr 06

Hi there

My gt grandfather and his family probably knew your family as they lived at 6 Rope yard rails (i think it was 6). my grandfathers family worked on the coal. there were coal stores there! Dickens wrote that Rope yard rails was a poor londoners area and it was! My family stayed in Woolwich from as far back as 1850's and some family are still there! I was born and bred in Woolwich and still work there now although I now live in Kent. If you have any questions about the area I would be happy to help!

Sat Mar 28

After work drinks - recommendations?

Hi there

I have just taken up an office in the Royal Arsenal. I am totally unfamiliar with the area (having only come down to view the office before) and wanted to find out whether there are any decent pubs within walking distance?

I quite enjoy a pint or two on a Friday evening but I have to say that the pubs on the walk down from the station don't look like a lot of fun!

I am 31, male - just in case your analyis is gender/age specific :)

Mon Mar 23

Bought Near to Royal Arsenal Woolwich should I rent or Live?

I have bought a 2 bed flat on Erebus Drive for 140k which I thought was good value, especially considering just how much Royal Arsenal flats are. However after reading a lot of the posts on here it is clear Woolwich is still a dangerous place at the moment. My thinking was that across the main road, nearer the river it seems quiet and a bit less dangerous as the Royal Arsenal gives a kind of shield. However can I use the night bus and socialise at entertainment avenue at the O2? I am a young professional so I don't want to stay in my flat and commute to work without feeling afraid to do other things. Any comments would be appreciated.

Mon Mar 09

i need to register with any Gp in woolwic

i am Emmanuel C. N. i would like to register with any medical facility that provides GP services in Plumstead, Woolwich. please i need to be recommended a good family doctor in woolwich

Mon Feb 23

I grew up in what was then Brewer street and later became part of to newly designed John Wilson St. The brewery horses were housed there and Lupton's the tobaconist and sweet shop, as well as Brennen's were our neighborhood shops. Garrets and Cuffs were the dept. stores and Furlongs had excellent furniture...also auctions. British Home Stores were there as well as another dept, store that put the cash in a receptacle as it wizzed up along the ceiling to an unseen cashier. Oh, and the bloody saturday blitz in 1940! Woolwich even then was very much a working class town, but proud and with a decent quality about it.

Sat Feb 21

no woolwich is on the up and there are a lot of decent people who live and work in and out of the area. the people are friendly and with the regeneration i know it will be for the best. new shops cafe, rest,cinema,department store, hotel, tesco, and more. so come on down people woolwich is fun for everyone. i have been here from clapham and it is fine.

Sat Feb 21

Vista - Repossesions

Like many of the new developments in Woolwich and West Thamesmead, the Vista buidling has seen a number of repossesions so watch out for the history of the flat you are looking at and the potential neihgbours. Unfortunately, I think an address with a "bad" history can impact your credit rating even if it nothing to do with you.

Woolwich has a long way to go and its way back up to being a safe and nice place to live. Right now, unless Woolwich is exactly where you need to be for work, family, etc, I would recommend you look somewhere else to a place which does not have problems Woolwich does today.

Sun Feb 15

Vista Building

The Vista building is a lovely building and handy for Woolwich Asenal BR and Woolwich Arsenal DLR Stations.

Woolwich is like any area really and has had it bad points. On the whole the area is undergoing regeneration so is on the up.

Sat Feb 14

VISTA BUILDING

Hello Everyone,

I am considering to buy a flat in Vista Building next to Sainsbury. I have heard lots of good and bad things about Woolwich and I am very confused about the purchase.

Any thoughts will be gratefully received.

Wed Feb 11

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